Oma’s Buttons


A heartwarming story about the unique bond between a granddaughter and her grandma, celebrating family and precious shared memories.

Published by Penguin (2018)

Ruthie loves visiting her Oma. They always have lots of fun together.

One day Ruthie finds a pretty tin while playing hide and seek at her Oma’s house. It’s full of Oma’s beautiful ‘memory buttons’ – each one reminds Oma of a special person in her life and a story to share with Ruthie.

And of course Ruthie must have a memory button of her own!

Suitable for ages 3+

Illustration by Jennifer Harrison

“… an important book that will encourage reminiscing, perhaps even an investigation into why families are who they are for we all belong to someone, somewhere and we are all loved.  One to be treasured as much as the buttons.” – Barbara Braxton – (The Bottom Shelf)

“I actually cried whilst reading it with my youngest daughter! It is a really moving story about family and love.” – Michelle – (In The Good Books Blog)

“…a beautiful memento and homage to a special family relationship.” – Carmel Ballinger – Magpies Magazine

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Teacher’s notes can be accessed through Lamont Books